Accountant I or II
Company: Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo
Location: San Luis Obispo
Posted on: May 12, 2022
Community Action Partnership of San Luis Obispo County,Inc.
Helping People. Changing Lives. CAPSLO Mission, Vision and Core
Values CAPSLO has a vaccination policy for employees.
If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have
received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid religious or medical
reason not to be vaccinated. Hourly Rate of Pay: Accountant I:
$25.00 - $30.00 Accountant II: $28.00 - $36.00 Position Summary:
The accountant's primary responsibility is to provide accounting
and budgetary support to a wide variety of programs within the
agency. Included in the duties are timely and accurate reporting,
reconciliation of general ledger accounts, preparing adjustments,
analyzing financial statements and budgeting. Supports CAPSLO's
mission by ensuring the appropriate programs are budgeted,
accounted and reconciled effectively so the programs can serve as
many families and individuals in the community as possible.
Minimum Educational & Experience Requirements: 1. Bachelor's Degree
in accounting or related field. 2. Minimum of three to five years
of experience in the field of accounting.
3. Overall experience with accounts payable, receivables, financial
statement analysis, and bank reconciliations. Accountant II is
distinguished from Accountant I by the following: 1. Accountant II
shall have a minimum of 3 to 5 years of experience in accounting or
a related field.
2. Accountant II requires minimum direct supervision. An Accountant
II is expected to work more independently and have a greater
breadth of knowledge and experience. 3.
Accountant II will not only have a larger workload including
multiple contracts and projects but will also be expected to
provide more detailed fiscal analysis, forecasting, mentoring of
less experienced staff and provide fiscal trainings for program
staff as needed. 4. Accountant II must be able to grasp a thorough
working knowledge of various state and federal rules and
Accountant II position may include supervision of other finance
department staff. Responsibilities will include training and review
of their work on an ongoing basis. In addition they must formally
evaluate each of their assigned staff's performance annually.
Responsibilities & Duties: Financial Statements & Reports: 1.
Overall responsibility for timely monthly reporting to Program
Directors. This should include a minimum of: a) Monthly meeting and
review with the Program Director b) Monthly meeting with the CFO
and Program Director c) Other additional meetings as needed 2.
Prepares monthly recurring journal entries as per journal entry
Performs account analysis on all balance sheet and revenue and
expense accounts as required and investigates and explains
variances. Required to bring significant budget variances to CFO's
and Directors' attention. 4. Prepares timely adjustments to the
financial statements when needed.
5. Reports to the funding source with all required financial
information by the deadlines as noted in the funding terms of the
agreement. 6. Prints and distributes financial statements and
reports monthly to Program Directors and appropriate program
7. Prepares annual departmental budgets and/or individual grant
budgets in conjunction with the Program Director. 8. Prepares
monthly and annual fiscal summary for assigned contracts for
Finance Committee presentation and review.
9. Performs other accounting related duties as assigned. Overall
Grant Administration: 1. Prepares and updates as needed agency wide
grant/contract listing and report due date schedule.
2. Oversees maintenance of contract files and abstracts on each
grant. 3. Prepares timely billing for reimbursement of
4. Prepares financial reports for a diverse array of programs as
required by various funding sources and regulatory agencies.
Program areas include but are not limited to Energy, Health,
Homeless, Food, Head Start, Migrant & Seasonal Head Start and State
Child Development programs. 5.
All accountants are cross-trained and shall have a basic
understanding and familiarity with all the programs that Community
Action operates. Any accountant can potentially work on any program
at any time and may be asked to cover when needed due to illness,
vacation, etc. Fixed Assets & Bank Reconciliation: Must have
demonstrated ability to perform the following: 1. Oversees the
safeguarding of company assets and make sure that accounting is in
accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (G.A.A.P.)
and other applicable funding terms and conditions.
2. Reconciles capital purchases, maintains the Fixed Asset ledger
and calculates quarterly depreciation entries. 3. Reconciles the
general ledger cash accounts to the bank statement in a timely
Includes accounting for void and outstanding checks, bank charges
and account transfers. Other Requirements: 1. Must be proficient in
analyzing general ledger accounts and adjusting balances through
the preparation of well-documented journal entries. 2.
Must possess effective communication skills, both verbal and
written. 3. Maintains a schedule of all grantor reports and their
respective due dates. 4.
Ensures reports to regulatory agencies are submitted as required by
our contracts. 5. Assists in preparation of annual estimate of
indirect revenue. 6.
Codes cash receipts to appropriate revenue accounts and approves
expenditure vouchers daily for assigned contracts. 7. Prepares
Audit Schedules as requested by CFO for both the March and June
annual audits. 8.
Must be available during the audit time period for assistance in
gathering data, preparing schedules and answering questions. 9.
Performs work in accordance with G.A.A.P.; is knowledgeable and
well-read on these principles as well as those required by various
funding terms and conditions of contracts. 10.
Must be able to relate well to all people of the community
regardless of color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy,
age, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, disability
or socio-economic level. 11. Must use reasonable precautions in the
performance of one's duties and adhere to all applicable safety
rules and practices; and act in such a manner as to assure at all
times maximum safety to one's self, fellow employees, clients and
Employment is contingent upon meeting all job requirements and
background requirements: criminal history check, education
verification, acknowledgement of child abuse reporting
responsibility, criminal record statement, etc. Employment is
contingent upon receiving a clearance from appropriate authorities.
13. Must understand, uphold, and continue working toward
accomplishing the mission, strategic goals and performance measures
of the agency.
14. Preferred bilingual/biliterate (English and Spanish) Physical
and Environmental Requirements: Position requires intermittent
sitting, standing, walking, twisting, bending. Must be able to lift
up to 30 pounds. Simple grasping and hand manipulation required as
well as reaching above and below shoulder level.
Requires working indoors in temperature controlled environment with
some exposure to copier and printer chemicals/fumes. IND1
Compensation and Benefits Package Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible
Spending Plan CAPSLO offers benefits through a group medical,
dental, vision, flexible spending account, life and AD&D
insurance program. CAPSLO pays the full amount (100%) of the
premiums to cover full-time employees, and half (50%) of the
premiums to cover eligible part-time employees. Eligible employees
may elect, at their own cost, to have medical, dental and vision
insurance coverage for their dependents.
Additionally, CAPSLO offers a Long Term Disability ("LTD")
insurance program for eligible employees. Retirement Savings Plan
CAPSLO offers eligible employees the opportunity to contribute a
portion of their earnings to a Section 403(b) Retirement Plan.
Employees are 100% vested upon enrollment into the plan. CAPSLO
matches 60% of every dollar contributed up to an annual maximum of
15% of your annual salary (not to exceed IRS limits) after 6 months
Holidays Twelve paid holidays during the course of the each
calendar year. Employees also receive one extra workday off with
pay as a "Personal Holiday." Vacation/Sick Leave CAPSLO awards
80-160 hours of vacation annually with a maximum accrual of 320
hours, depending on years of service. Paid Sick time is accrued at
8 hours per month (based on weekly hours) with a maximum accrual of
280 hours. CAPSLO also offers the opportunity to convert unused
sick time to vacation and a vacation cash out for eligible
employees once a year.
Additional Benefits CAPSLO offers additional benefits including
employee assistance program (EAP), reduced rates for pet insurance,
reduced rates for cellular phone service, reduced rates for car
rentals, and additional time off for positions classified as
exempt, and workers' compensation insurance. For questions
regarding the application process or open positions, contact the
Recruiting Department at 805-544-4355 or email
email@example.com. EOE/ V/ ADA/ Drug Free Workplace/ Asset
Infused Organization. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do
not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender,
religion, national origin, veteran status, or on the basis of
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